Posted by Dawn Quinn for class on Wednesday, November 14, 2012.
Cloud computing has become a major buzz term in the tech world in recent years. Though it’s a definite boon for businesses, cloud computing is beneficial and relevant to consumers as well. It’s something we’ve actually been utilizing for a few years (perhaps without knowing or thinking there was a name for it).
Cloud computing is the practice of Internet-based computing, where different services, (such as servers and apps) are regularly stored and accessed through the Internet.
It’s a smart move for businesses of any size because no prior knowledge is necessary to develop or maintain the infrastructure, development environment or apps. Cloud computing essentially outsources all of the housing and maintenance expenses to provide real benefits to customers. There are some things to be wary about when utilizing the cloud as well that will be covered in the presentation.